In some cases your Periodontist may recommend a regenerative procedure to help improve the bone and tissue support around your teeth. This will depend upon what is seen on your x-rays and during the periodontal access surgery procedure.
Regenerative procedures are carried out at the time of periodontal access surgery. Your Periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. If it is appropriate, membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease.